Carl Marston’s Colchester United Player Ratings after Bury defeat

Sam Saunders, on his U's full debut, is challenged during yesterday's 2-0 defeat at Bury. Picture: P

Sam Saunders, on his U's full debut, is challenged during yesterday's 2-0 defeat at Bury. Picture: PAGEPIX

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 2-0 disappointing defeat at Bury

Rene Gilmartin 5

Poor kicking and didn’t dominate his six-yard box

Ryan Jackson 6

Below his high standards

Luke Prosser 6

Suffered painful ankle injury

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Frankie Kent 6

Goal-line clearance but made some mistakes

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Kane Vincent-Young 5

Second goal stemmed from his flank

Tom Lapslie 7

Two great blocks in quick succession

Sam Saunders 8

Impressive full debut, hit the bar

Courtney Senior 6

Plenty of tricks, but made poor decisions

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Sammie Szmodics 5

Leading scorer was strangely subdued

Frank Nouble 6

Well marked by Bury rearguard

Mikael Mandron 5

Never looked like scoring

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